collect and invest in rare nelson mandela mint state 5 rand coins

Remembering Madiba (1918 - 2013)

Rare coins are a very good way to diversify your investment portfolio.

The limited edition R5 coin was minted to commemorate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday in 2008 and has become known worldwide as the "Madiba coin". A small investment in a 2008 minted Nelson Mandela R5 coin today can show a substantial return in a few short years as they have a proven history of rapid increase in value. Up until now Mandela investment coins have yielded between 567% and 1000% returns.

A Currency coin (money)
Must be rare
Must be of historical significance
Must be graded on an international quality standard by a 3rd party company like NGC or PCGS in the USA.
Returns are very high on the Proof graded coins like the Mandela coin Coin investments are medium term investments (5years).
No Capital Gains Tax or other taxes are payable on resale of rare coins.
No Estate duties are payable.
All the coins have been graded in the USA on an international quality standard.
The coins are portable and marketable world wide.
Coins are bought and sold on a mandate basis.
Coins can be upgraded by trading in lower graded coins.

The Mandela rare coins continue to defy their critics and keep growing every single year as more and more investors and collectors from all around the world enter the market. Do not get left behind and make sure that at the very least you place a few of these coins into your investment portfolio. To our South African clients these coins are particularly special as they are mementos of South Africa’s most favoured and loved son, Nelson Mandela. It is true to be said that anything that has the Mandela name or picture attached to its sells like hot cakes and that is also true for these coins too. But something that is more important than that is these coins are a numismatic legacy that is placing South Africa at the very top of the world coin collectors list when they see that they can own a rare Mandela proof coin.

A grading scale is used to describe a coin’s condition. Mint State is an uncirculated coin graded in terms of a 70-point numerical scale, commonly used and was adapted by the NGC. The NGC grades coins on a numerical scale from 1 to 70, with 70 being the highest grade assigned. We currently stock a Mint State 66 (MS66) and a Mint State 67 (MS67). Both of these coins are highly desirable and are considered to be brilliant uncirculated coins.

Getting all of this right and minting reasonably attractive business strikes makes the MS67 grading an extremely high grade. The fact that there are only 22 MS68's and only 10 MS69's proves this.

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"MS" stands for Mint State and 66 is a grade number on a scale of 1 to 70. Mint state coins are coins in the same condition that they were in just after leaving the mint, with no evidence of wear or handling.

Nelson Mandela is the most recognizable person in the world today. He spent 27 years of his life in prison that normally would make a person angry and embittered. Yet he came out of prison as a spokesman for South Africa and Africa. He is the consciousness of our nation, showing humility and humbleness that has united all South Africans. He is an inspiration to us all.

South African Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni indicated that the portrait of Mandela wearing his signature pattern shirt on the coins differentiates him from other portrayals of states persons on coins.

This is a snippet from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 inaugural speech that says a lot about this great man:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves; Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented & fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of the Universe. Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you.
We are born to make manifest the glory of the Universe that is within us,
It is not just in some of us: it is in every single one of us.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
And as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

- Nelson Mandela Excerpt from 1994 Inaugural Presidential Speech

This birthday coin was released on Madiba's (one of his many nicknames) 90th birthday in 2008. The Mandela Birthday coins are so rare that the value has escalated beyond normal comprehension. Collectors all over the world are scrambling to get a piece of this history.

To ensure you don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of Mandela's history and the finest investment you can add to your portfolio feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.


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Nelson Mandela 90th R5 2008 - MS66 (NGC) R995.00

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Nelson Mandela 90th R5 2008 - MS67 (NGC) R1995.00

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21 June 2011: Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha met with a very bubbly

21 June 2011: Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha met with a very bubbly Nelson Mandela at his home in Johannesburg.